Choosing the Right Fit: Travel Journal

I’ve decided to start a new section to better help travellers in choosing the right fit. Whether you’re choosing a hotel or hostel, a backpack or suitcase or what to write with, let me help you choose the right fit for you.  In this post I’ll try to help you choose the right travel journal for your next adventure. There are a few questions you need to first ask yourself.


1. Size?

Are you looking for a pocket-sized notepad, perhaps you have restricted space, to make the occasional jot or perhaps a relative standard size journal to write out lots of observations and detailed experiences.


2. Lined vs. Unlined?

Do you need structured lines to keep your musings neat and tidy?  Or do you like blank pages to experiment with your writings and enjoy the odd doodle?  Maybe you’re an artist and love to sketch your experiences, buildings you see or interpret life through pictures, then unlined pages are best.

3. Electronic vs. Traditional?

With the flood of electronic devices like iPod, iPad and Notebooks, if you’re tech savvy all you need is your preferred device of choice.  If you’re a blogger having your notes already on an electronic devise definitely comes in handy on the road so you can upload photos and writings in real-time instead of transferring it from page to device.  But if you’re like me you need to literally put pen to paper and relish in the feel of a traditional journal in your hands.

wanderlust travel journalI’ve used many journals over the years but so far my favourite travel journal is the Wanderlust Travel Journal designed by Troy M. Litten.  It provides a variety of pages, some gridded, many unlined as well as many travel images, conversion and measurement charts, time differences, useful languages and various other information.

Do you have a favourite travel journal?


I'm a Canadian gal with a passion for wildlife, the great outdoors and travel and hope to inspire others to feel the same way! Travelling mostly solo I love to explore Ontario Gems in my own backyard as well as exotic cities around the world.

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4 Responses

  1. Edna says:

    I love traditional pen-and-paper to journal but I’ve started then given up so many over the years I’ve lost track of where most of them are! Moleskine’s got one now that you can write in and then upload electronically, I’d love to get one of them so I could take notes while traveling then still be able to copy-paste them into a blog post, but of course they’re ridiculously expensive…

  2. Troy Litten says:

    Hi! Thanks so much for the mention of my Wanderlust Travel Journal! Glad to hear it’s a favorite of yours. Just wanted to let you know that the link to the journal on my website has changed, you can now view the journal at: Thanks! -Troy

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